May 13, 2013Blog Archives
The internal balconies, pillars and ceiling supports – grand in a functional way – boast all the hallmarks of a former Victorian swimming pool. Read more about Dovecot Studios and adaptive reuse.
These conceptual images show the proposed Bloomingdale Trail, an exciting new linear urban park in Chicago built along the route of the abandoned Bloomingdale Line – a former railway featured previously on Urban Ghosts.
Many abandoned railways have been repurposed as greenways, such as New York City’s phenomenally popular High Line. But here’s a slightly different example – where the rails themselves define the footpath.
Adaptive reuse allows culturally and historically important buildings to be redeveloped and repurposed instead of demolished. This article offers a brief overview of the practice, with some diverse examples.
The stunning Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, located in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is an 800-year-old former church that is arguably the world’s most beautiful bookshop.
Several weeks ago leading up to October 31st, it suddenly seemed apt to go and investigate the abandoned remains of Upminster Old Chapel, now being restored after the discovery of WW2 bombs.
In an imaginative example of adaptive reuse, this abandoned piano has found a new purpose as a nasturtium garden – it may be stranded out of doors, but it’s definitely preferable to the landfill!
While many historic community facilities, such as cinemas and swimming pools, have fallen into abandonment across the UK, Glasgow’s grand Govanhill Baths are set to be reopened as a Health & Wellbeing Centre.